!!> Reading ➼ Somewhere in France ➵ Author John Rolfe Gardiner – Soaringeaglecasino.us

Somewhere in FranceAs The Novel Opens, Letters Home To His Wife, Mother, And Three Children From Major William Lloyd Describe The Doctor S Work And Troubles In The Hospital He S Established Behind The Front Lines Somewhere In France.But Emma, His Wife, Has Troubles Of Her Own Her Mother In Law Has Moved The Family To Her Long Island Estate To Escape The City Germs, And She Rules With An Iron Hand Emma S Two Sons, One At Enlistment Age, Have Alarming Pacifist Sympathies, And The Flag Waving Chauffeur Is Spreading Rumors Against The Family.With Growing Concern, Emma Notices The Increasing Mention Of The French Nurse Jeanne Prie In The Doctor S Communications, And Is Disturbed By His Boundless Admiration For Her And For The Revolutionary Work She S Doing With Victims Of The Mysterious Fevers That Are Carrying Off So Many Soldiers Then, As Willie, The Oldest Son, Is Drafted, And As Jeanne S Miracles, Whether Saintly Or Obsessed, Stir Up Controversy, The Situation Spins Out Of Control, Forever Changing Their Lives.A Wonderful And Complicated Love Story, A Portrait Of A Society In Transition, A Riveting Tale Of Medical Suspense, Somewhere In France Is A Major Literary Achievement.

!!> Reading ➼ Somewhere in France ➵ Author John Rolfe Gardiner – Soaringeaglecasino.us
  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Somewhere in France
  • John Rolfe Gardiner
  • English
  • 15 July 2017
  • 9780375407406

    10 thoughts on “!!> Reading ➼ Somewhere in France ➵ Author John Rolfe Gardiner – Soaringeaglecasino.us

  1. says:

    I just finished this novel that is set mostly in WWI France Not so much a good read about France but a great story set in France.

  2. says:

    Originally published at Reading RealityThe quote that opens this book, The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life time is one that is often used in reference to the Great War, as World War I was referred to It s a quote that has haunted me since the first time I read it in The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell, a literary exploration about how WWI changed public consciousness in the mind of a generation.And that s fitting, because the WWI era has become very popular in the 21st century The WWI era is also the Downton Abbey era, and we think we know it well because of the popularity of Downton.But the lamps really did go out, as is shown quite clearly in Somewhere in France We live in the world created by the shuttering of those gentle lights The universe lit by our much harsher electricity is a much different place.Lady Elizabeth Neville Ashford is a woman that we would recognize She wants to be whatever she can be She s bright and intelligent and wants to stretch her mind and her horizons.But the class ridden society t...

  3. says:

    If someone had asked me to rate this book after 100 pages, I would have been hard pressed to find anything good to say about it From the beginning, the characters, subject matter and pacing irked me Here was the prissy, smug physician and paterfamilias, Dr Lloyd, his mannish mother, and Emma, the weak and vacillating wife all concerned with observing and reflecting on life instead of living it As an early narrative element, Gardiner contrives to have Lloyd s children reviewing his childhood letters from boarding school it s a distateful business manifesting young Lloyd s preoccupation with pleasing his parents, the overweaning influence of the mother, the insularity and lack of intellect attending their lives Why should we care about this family But Gardiner s story is about transformation, not just of character but narrative viewpoint Lloyd goes to WW I France where his assignment as manager of a combat hospital leads him to the strange, but gifted nurse and healer, Jeanne As his wife, children and mother mark time by petty squables and drift, waiting for war s end and Lloyd s return to the family estate on Long Island, Lloyd in France becomes deeply involved with Jeanne and in her work in virology and vaccination Th...

  4. says:

    I d have to give this book a fat C satisfactory It s lucky to get that when I barely cared for the characters at all It s a simple story based on the author finding letters that belonged to his grandfather It was a nice concept for a book but the story really moved too slowly Here it is World War I with a doctor separated from his New York family while in France The doctors letter writing clearly renders his loving infatuation with a young nurse while dealing with medical antidotes The writing seemed relatively good but the story lacked intrigue and interest It s a mix between a family surviving without the head of household and a want to be love story Why I chose to finish the book is beyond me, but I did underscore some beautifully written excerpts such as A true intellect rushes on with what it has to say without stopping to admire its penmanship I think the author stopped to admire his handwriting that s for sure I don t think I ll ever marry a book can be far better company than a silent man or an irritable woman Why not spend your life with books not this book Stop this quarreling There is too much to be grateful for Okay, the author made an effort His pages were still secrets locked in a desk secrets and development needed to be unlocked for this book to work If the city s grid was a chessboard, she moved across it with the queen ...

  5. says:

    I often do not know immediately if I will love or hate a book This is one that I did love after reading a few chapters I loved the character development, and found myself thinking about the characters while I was unable to read the book I thi...

  6. says:

    WWII aristocracy heroine becomes invaluable front line ambulance driver Typical sort of romance family displeasure saga think Lady Sybil in Downton but this one had some meat to it, and overall I liked it If you liked this read Secret of Raven Point by Jennifer Vanderbes.

  7. says:

    Ughtook me forever to finish this book.

  8. says:

    Meh Was not really impressed The family was boring, the stories from the war are interesting, but it does not seem to make up for the family lacking in personality.

  9. says:

    I could not make myself finish this book I read about 120 pages and could not get interested at all.

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